Recently, I read a blog post entitled “Don’t Water the Weeds” on Fairfield County Mom suggesting that paying more attention to positive behaviors and less attention to negative behaviors in our children can have surprising benefits. As a clinical...
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Mama in the Middle

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  A few years ago, an article popped up on my Facebook newsfeed entitled "A Letter From a Working Mother to a Stay-At-Home Mother (and Vice Versa)" by Dr. Carolyn Ee. Both my working mom friends and stay-at-home moms alike were enthusiastically...
I have a complicated relationship with social media. In being part of the generation that is fully immersed in the evolution of social networking, I can say with confidence that having information, in many different forms across many different mediums,...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been observed as such in the United States since 1949. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health conditions and the...
How do we fit it all in moms? The answer is that we don't because it's impossible! How to Mom and Work From Home Balancing working from home, having a baby and toddler home from preschool this year due to the...
I never liked kids. I always felt awkward talking to them and never grew up with young cousins or babysat much. When getting my nurse practitioner degree, I even found a loophole in my pediatrics rotation. I did my clinical...
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Screen Time Wars

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“I HATE THIS! YOU’RE SO MEAN! Door slam. House rattles. Does this resonate with anyone else? I don’t know about you, but the pandemic burnout is real, especially for my older son. He's always been a pretty easy-go-lucky kind of kid,...
In a year with many new challenges and difficulties, I want to take the time to write a letter of appreciation to those who supported my family and me the most. After reflecting on this past year and realizing the...
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Walking Through Hell

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You think it won’t be your family, then it is. About three years ago, my dad was getting ready to leave from his visit to see his new grandson. We stood in my kitchen talking. He looked at me in...
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We Didn’t Lose a Year

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“We didn’t lose a year. We just redirected it.” These words from my daughter's preschool director really resonated with me. I’ve been struggling this year to determine if I should send our daughter to kindergarten in the fall. Even before...

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Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets

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With the start of summer comes yummy local fresh food like fruits and veggies, and there is no better place to get them than...
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